Our daughter loves to make things out of boxes. This inspired her to want to be a toy robot for Halloween this year. We let her pick out the color, and painted the boxes with craft paint. We added rivets around the border with metallic paint. We had fun finding gauges which we encased in the cover from Pringles cans, a control board mounted on the top of a shoe box that we added some buttons to add dimension, and gears we cut out of craft foam and secured with brass paper fasteners.
The ears were made from empty applesauce containers with a dowel, a craft wooden ball, and a slinky to connect them. We used screen on the mouth for her to look through. We used a dryer vent hose for the arms, and pipe wrap insulation secured with Velcro for the legs. We modified shoe boxes to fit securely around her shoe which we cut a hole in top big enough to fit her foot into the shoe. To keep the shoe from coming out, we strung a piece of elastic across the bottom of the box.
My husband added some trailer lights hooked up to 9V batteries. We even added a crank to the back attaching it to the head of a paint roller. We spent a lot of time on the details of her Homemade Toy Robot Costume, and used a ton of hot glue, but it was an overall inexpensive costume!
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I wanted an original costume instead of the stuff my friends were going as. Anyways they were a little to revealing for me. My one friend kept telling me to be a robot but in a joking way. After a while i started thinking about a Robot Halloween Costume and was really into it. I decided if I was going to be a robot it should be all shiny and fun.
I got a box and spray painted it a shiny metallic and got a smaller box for my head. After I painted the boxes I attached my dodads and then made the antena using an old wire hanger. The little ball on the top glows in the dark. I also used glow in the dark paint for the eyes.
I decided to only tape the back of the smaller box for my head to the back of the torso so I can lift it up without it falling off. I used CD's on the side to be my ears and I used some bottle caps to make them stick out so they aren't flat on the costume. I used some bottle caps, CD's and other little items to decorate the front of it. I also made a heart beat type thing for the front of it.I used a keyboard so it looks a little more computerish.
If you decide to make a costume like mine please send me some pictures of what it looks like! I'd love to see other peoples ideas!
For New Years Eve, my friend Curtis threw a “Future Theme” party. From the moment I heard the theme, I knew exactly what I wanted to dress as.
I made a box robot with working robotic hands, ducting for arms and legs, LED lights, working LCD screen (connected to a laptop in my backpack), flashing visor, and a drinks-compartment so I can drink through a tube while in the costume!
This Robot Costume was fun to make. I took two boxes and spray paint, dryer vents and some red duct tape. It was so easy to do. I added some reflectors and some flashing lights to the control panel. It was a little more than I was expecting to spend but it turned out great!